Emilie Townes Archives
Feb. 21, 2014—Emilie Townes, the 16th dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School, will give a talk, “Does Your House Have Lions? Citizenship and Faith in Today’s World." The talk will occur Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel, as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.
Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Divinity School will develop strategies to boost the economic well-being of its future graduates, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
Nov. 12, 2013—The Rev. Donald Beisswenger, a retired Vanderbilt Divinity School professor known for his civil rights advocacy and deep concern for others, has been awarded the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice.
Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University Divinity School students will work with religious and community service organizations to develop resources on issues surrounding religious beliefs and sexual orientation, thanks to a new grant from the Arcus Foundation, with support from the Carpenter Foundation.
Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.
Oct. 4, 2013—New dean Emilie M. Townes Townes said she was drawn to Vanderbilt Divinity School because of its commitment to helping clergy and laity re-envision ministry to meet the needs of our times.
Sep. 19, 2013—The divinity school's first community breakfast for the new school year will be a Sept. 24 open forum with its new dean, the Rev. Emilie M. Townes.
Sep. 9, 2013—The Politics of Health Conference Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt is a free event that will speak to the scale, urgency and intimacy of health as a critical American economic and political issue.
Aug. 26, 2013—Emilie M. Townes was installed Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel as the Vanderbilt Divinity School's 16th dean.